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We are a service run by Kent Union to help University of Kent students find part-time, temporary or seasonal work and recent graduates looking for temporary or contract work in Kent after graduation. 


Jobshop is a service run by Kent Union to help students find part-time, temporary and seasonal work whilst they study and enhance their employability skills ahead of graduating. If you are looking to make some extra cash, or you need to gain experience in your chosen field, we can help you! 



Jobshop will support alumni for up to 3 years after graduation. This will be to find part-time, full time and fixed term contract or temporary work only (not permanent or graduate schemes which are advertised via the University Careers Service). 



If you are looking for talented, hard-working and flexible staff to fill your part-time, temporary or seasonal vacancies, then we can assist you!  Email for full details, or check our employers pages for more information. 



Latest Jobs

  • Mobile App Developer REF 1975

    Details:This is an exciting project for the right candidate who wants to get in on the ground floor of mobile app development, with opportunities to grow as the company does.

  • Mathemagician Ref 1965

    Details:Looking for employment in Medway ? Are you confident, enthusiastic and full of character and very reliable ! A good acting ability is desirable but most importantly a great outgoing personality is a must and to be able to work with young children in a school environment.

  • Temporary HR Assistants - URGENT Ref 1971

    Details:The University of Kent are looking for three full-time temporary HR assistants available for an immediate start.




Students and graduates can register with us to gain access to 100s of job opportunities including: Social Media positions, tutoring, IT positions, marketing assistants, translators, web developers, project managers, market researchers, bar staff, personal tutors, child carers, retail assistants and many more!!  Once registered you can browse jobs here.

Jobshop hold 2 part-time, temporary and seasonal recruitment fairs each year, to assist you with finding work whilst you are studying.  

Enhance your employability even further by collecting Employability Points. The Employability Points (EP) Scheme rewards students for their involvement in extra-curricular activities whilst studying at the University of Kent. Students can claim ‘Employability Points’ for each activity completed and towards the end of each academic year, students can redeem their points for the chance to apply for rewards.

These rewards include paid internships, project placements, work experience, training, vouchers and much more, offered by businesses and organisations.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.













Jobshop Employee of the Month 

Oscar Harding 

We think that our Jobshop temps are amazing and we are always looking for ways to reward them for all of their hard work. 


Congratulations OSCAR HARDING - Jobshop Employee of the month, February 2017

Here is what Essentials had to say about his hard work:

“Oscar is consistently excellent, combining a good work ethic with a positive attitude, even at 3am and a pleasure to work with’.

As a thank you for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a £20 Kent Union voucher that can be spent at any of the Kent Union outlets.

Thank you for all of hard work and commitment to Jobshop. You are a great example of an excellent temp!






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